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I had limited time lately, because I am looking for a job. Sorry for my absence. I will post more soon, I have enough things that I want to post about 🙂
How are you?
Here I come with another haul. I -again- bought some Elf goodies online (3rd time since January) and some Essence from Hondos Center.
(I couldn’t stop myself. They re-stocked items after a looooong time!)
(These will be the last for a period of time, since I m currently looking for a job (so I can have an income to.. spend). That’s why I only invested in cheaper but good cosmetics like Elf. Not that I won’t buy them later,too … High price doesn’t not always equal quality, neither the opposite. I m very please with almost all their products.)
So, here is what I got.
Let’s look them one by one, and I will also do some swatches/reviews for some, if you have a request, I would be happy to listen!
This is Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Luminance. Its a wonderful highlighter to use right above your cheekbones
It has shimmer in it, though its not visible in the photo.
This is lengthening & defining mascara in black. Pretty decent mascara for only 1.5 pounds
The following is one of the most popular items from Elf, the eyelid primer in sheer. Finally, found it available!!! YAY
This is an ELF lipstick in shade charming (I also got a Voodoo backup)
Here is the all-over cover stick in Apricot Beige (fair)
Here is the blush and bronzer compact kit
Mineral Booster in Sheer
And here is the eye-brow kit in dark (that I already LOOOOOOVE )
I also bought 2 brushes. The Studio powder brush and the smudge brush. The powder brush was a bit pressed in the package, so the shape is kinda squeezed and not round.
This is what I got from Elf.
Oh, and the eyelash curler
A bit of Essence now…..
A nail polish from marble mania collection. Rassberry swirl
Stay-all-day cream shadow in a bronze color
And last, an eyebrow kit which I bought to use their stencils. Lol
Well, that’s it! What do you think about my haul ? Have you got any of these products? Do you want to buy any of them? What’s your favorite?
Lots of love beauties.
Here are the last things I got…. Not exactly bought all of them, since 3 were presents…
3 Nyx Jumbo eye pencils, 1 eye primer from essence, a clinique lipstick and a powder?(?) , 2 Nyx round lipsticks, 1 Nyx black label lipstick, a clarins lipstick and a Nyx cream blush…
Clinique whatever powder, at Peony. To be honest I m not sure if its a blush or a eyeshadow or both. I use it as eyeshadow,and it’s cute. Its was a gift in a Greek magazine, together with the lipstick.
Nyx’s cream blush in Golden .I just tried a bit with a brush, that’s why the surface looks so mewahhhhh….
An eye-primer from essence… So cheap and cute … (haven’t tried it,yet)
Nyx round lipsticks in Iconic and Decadent.
Iconic is very similar to Minimalism and it’s a beautiful shade (I m gonna swatch soon). Decadent is my dissapointment. I wanted to order a dark cherry red, but turned out to be….very dark :S
Nyx Black Label in Bling. A very nicely MLBB color 🙂 Love it already ! (Gonna swatch it soon as well)
Clinique’s lipstick in Rosette. This was a full sized lipstick, the other gift from the magazine. The color is very nice BUT… have some gold shimmer in it. In the photo, is not very obvious but in reality it is. And doesn’t look good to my lips…
This is Clarins Jolie Rouge. Its not a full size one ( I guess), I was given that by a friend. Its a gorgeous bright red… which I haven’t tried.. And I am afraid to…
These are the infamous Nyx Jumbo eye pencils in (L-t-R) Yogurt, French Fries and Milk.
What do you think about these? Do you have any?
Sorry, this post might be boring , but I can’t do swatches atm. The weather is bad, so the lighting is unfair to the photos. Plus, I got a new camera and I haven’t learn to use it well yet.
Lots of love
Well well well…..
I would like to thank all of my followers, who little by little are growing in numbers 🙂 Thank you very much! ♥
So.. Yesterday I went to Hondos Center (kind of Greek version of Sephora – more popular in Greece than Sephora- ) to buy a nail polish of my fave brand seventeen.
Something caught my eye, and was a cosmetics stand of the German brand ”essence”. Essence is super cheap, with okay quality. I first saw it 3 years ago to a (business) trip I had to Germany. It had some football matches so colleauges were watching football and I decided to go shopping instead. I bought some nail polishes and lipglosses back then. I remember loving the polishes 🙂
So, I got my self an eyeshadow base, a lipstick (around 2.5€) , a nail polish and a dry-fast nail drops (yes, it IS useless but anyway)….
Together with Nyx’s Heather and Frappucino, I am going to swatch essence’s no #53 ”All about cupcake”.
This time my photos are very -very crappy, my camera is old, and probably in its last days,too… Its only 6mP . I have it for like .. 5 years !!!
Here are the lipsticks in natural light
Here is Nyx’s Frappucino:
Frappucino is an orangy-pink-brown-nude whatever color… Its a best seller, but its not MY color.
Its not that is bad, with certain make-up will actually look better, but its not that its my favorite either. Its not because of the color itself, but because of MY colors.
I am very pale myself (NC20) and very ”deadly-white”, too. You know, my cheeks are never naturally blushed, my undertones are yellow,etc….
Here is Nyx’s Heather :
This color is very-very creamy. Its so much creamy that seems like shimmering while it is not.
I was kinda dissapointed on Heather to be honest . I thought it was a natural color , on the purple side (which it is ), and it looks great in the photos but …
…..Its not that flattering in reality.
It seems ”fake” in lips (do I make sense?) , and makes teeth look more yellow. Maybe its not flattering to me though, I don’t know..
And here is Essence’s All about cupcake. (last photo is my bare lips)
Its sheer.Very sheer. It gives you that pinky-natural color, but its almost like wearing a lip balm. Compared to my bare lips, it gives just a pinky glimpse of color.
It has a nice smell which I can’t really tell what it is, but a bit ”cheap-quality” packaging, though its a modern-looking packaging…
Bottom line?… Hm, I don’t know. I can’t really tell about ”All about cupcake” since It gives only a little color. No negative thoughts for sure.. But I.. don’t know..
What do you think about the lipsticks and the shades? You liked any? Do you have any of those? Who looks better one me ?
Thank you once again